Kalarippayat

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Lulu.com, Sep 25, 2008 - 214 pages
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Kalarippayat is the indigenous martial art of the South Indian state Kerala. The art incorporates empty hand fighting exercises, weapon drills, vital point attacks, massages, and healing methods for muscular and bone problems. This book is based on many years of field research. It provides an insight in Kalarippayat and its traditions, and in the society of India and Kerala in particular.
  

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Note to the Author:
Dick, your book contains an error on page 206. Unniyarcha was not the sister of Tacholi Otenan. Attummananmele Unniyarcha's brother is Aromal Chekavar of Puthooram House
. Tacholi Othenan and Aromal Chekavar are from two distinct ethic linages. Otenan was not a Chekavar (Tiyya warrior). Please correct this error in future editions.
Sujit
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
The Sampradayam
38
The Gurukkal
65
The Kalari
86
Kalarippayat as a medical system
106
Four stages of Kalarippayat
127
The practice 3 Finishing the practice
129
The progress ofthe student
136
Analysis of KKA Kalarippayat
162
Conclusion
184
The essence of Kalarippayat
198
Modern Times
204
Index
213
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